Arnhemland Barramundi Nature Lodge is The ultimate Barramundi, Sport, Fly Fishing, and Reef Fishing destination. The multi-award-winning Arnhemland Barramundi Nature Lodge offers an amazing remote and exclusive sport-fishing adventures that brings repeat guests year after year. Located on the far north coast of Australia’s Northern Territory, Arnhemland is the largest and most remote Aboriginal land reserve in the country. The Lodge is located on the coast near the Aboriginal community of Maningrida. (A 60 minute flight from Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory). Maningrida is located on the mouth of the Liverpool River which flows into the Arafura Sea on the north coast of Australia. The Arnhemland Barramundi Lodge is situated on an escarpment 20 minutes inland.
The Lodge has four well-designed, spacious and comfortable safari cabins with ensuite tiled bathrooms with gas-heated hot water. They include modern flushing toilet, enclosed shower and porcelain basin. The facilities have hot and cold water. The completeness of these baths lend a bit of luxury in an otherwise remote and unspoiled Arnhemland environment. You will enjoy a luxury large-size double-bed accommodation on the edge Or – up to four anglers per cabin can be accommodated in our extra-long single beds. All cabins include a bar fridge and oscillating fans positioned to take advantage of the safari-style cabin design. There are six large fly-mesh windows which can be fully or part-closed for privacy. Another possibility is a stay in permanent tents which can accommodate up to four people. The tents have shared bathroom facilities with flushing toilet, shower, and sinks, with hot & cold water.
Morning – meals begin with traditional Australian cooked bacon, eggs sausages, tomato & toast served with condiments, or continental breakfast of cereals, fruit, fruit juices, full cream or skim milk. Meals are served in the main dining area or on the escarpment balcony. Tea & coffee are available in the dining area. Noon- Lunches are picnic lunches prepared by our chef & stored fresh on ice until lunch time. Evening- snacks are served at the bar on your return to the lodge. You may enjoy a refreshing cold drink while savouring delicious barra bites or other delicacies as the master chef prepares your 2 course dinner which will be served in the main lodge dining area or on the escarpment balcony. Specialties include fresh caught fish & crabs, in addition to a variety of other delicious recipes. The main lodge area is fully screened, with inside dining for 16 plus a comfortable lounge area. Both the dining room & balcony are serviced by overhead fans. The Barramundi Bar is located on the patio together with additional outdoor seating & dining for up to 24. The bar is stocked with a selection of quality beer, wine & soft drinks which are complimentary.
This remote exclusive area offers outstanding barramundi and sport fishing safaris from March to December. This up-scale safari lodge is the only operation in this region, with entry restricted to people holding permits issued by the Aboriginal traditional land owners. You will have unfettered exclusive access to 6 pristine Arnhemland rivers (the Liverpool, Tomkinson, Cadell, Blyth, Mann and Goomadeer) several coastal creeks and estuaries, and magnificent inland lagoons. The remote and extensive waterways in this Arnhemland region have a well-earned reputation for offering some of the best barra fishing in the world. Your primary target is the famous barramundi, but you will likely encounter a number of other saltwater species such as threadfin and blue salmon, mangrove jack, golden snapper, coral trout, Spanish and broadbarred mackerel, long tail tuna, giant trevally, golden trevally, cobia, and the great sportfish the giant herring. There are also opportunities for freshwater lagoon fishing for barramundi, tarpon and saratoga.
Fly into Darwin then clients of the Lodge are flown in and out via regional carrier, Airnorth, scheduled flights.
The Lodge caters primarily to anglers seeking incredible Barra fishing and sportfishing experiences but also offers amazing bird watching and aborigine culture experiences.